Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Holding Out

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April 1st., 2014
Volume 16, Issue 5

Dear Friends and Partners,

So, what’s up with Edmonton’s housing supply?

That’s what all the Realtors and investors are asking. Aside from Town Houses, every property type is depleted. Almost every Realtor I know is begging their would-be sellers to list (please!).

I think Edmontonians feel the economy moving and are waiting for the ‘best time’ to list their property for top dollar. The fact that inventory is so low is making even the ugly or poorly located properties get attention. That same attention is making some sellers both greedy and lazy. I’m seeing many poorly maintained properties, lax rents and sloppy ads (what kind of property IS that anyway?).

I’m starting to feel that the bulk of sellers may hold off until NEXT spring and I think if that happens that the massive influx of ‘new’ property may over quench the demand and temporarily stall prices. That’s only speculation as the market may see any number of other scenarios just as easily. I’d prefer to see a gradual listing of new properties from now into winter, creating a normal price gain rather than a concentrated spike up (or other).

The townhouse market is still plentiful and if you’re looking to buy, you have many choices. Small multifamily, suited homes and regular SFR in good condition/location continue to sell fast. Be quick and thoughtful when getting your offers in.

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Gunter: Downtown boom has nothing to do with arena

By Lorne Gunter, Edmonton Sun, March 24th, 2014

Until about 10 years ago, I worked downtown. Most days after 5 p.m., you could fire a canon off in any direction and not hit anyone.
It was hard to find a place to eat that was open. There were a couple of donair places, a sub shop, a doughnut place or two. Rice Howard Way had a fish-and-chip pub and a few hotels had decent restaurants. At lunch there were many choices, but not at dinner.

If you were the rare individual who lived in the core (between 97 Street in the east and 109 Street in the west, and 98 Avenue in the south and 104 Avene in the north), you needed a car (or cab) to shop for groceries. The nearest grocery store was 20 blocks west or across the river in Garneau.



City looking to spruce up some of Edmonton’s old shopping sites

By Caley Ramsay, Global News, March 21st, 2014

EDMONTON – The City of Edmonton is working on a new pilot project aimed at sprucing up some of the city’s older community shopping sites.
“We’re talking about these older neighbourhoods that were planned in the 50s and 60s, where there’s a pocket of neighbourhood commercial embedded in the community,” said Walter Trocenko, with the city’s Housing & Economic Sustainability department.

“That pocket of neighbourhood commercial would have had the drug store, some small bakery, the butcher shop.”

The city’s ‘Corner Store Program’ would see some public dollars used to help revitalize older buildings in Edmonton’s mature neighbourhoods.  READ MORE HERE


Canadian home sales: How healthy is your housing market?

By Staff Writers, Financial Post, March 17th, 2014

Canadian existing home sales edged up 0.3% in February, breaking a five-month run of declines, but the national view doesn’t tell the whole story.
Nationally, home sales are up 1.9% from a year ago, but BMO senior economist Robert Kavcic says markets vary widely across the country with half of Canada’s largest cities reporting a sales dip from a year ago.

To get a more comprehensive view here’s Kavcic’s survey of the health of the country’s major markets, from strongest to weakest:  GRAB THIS STORY

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“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power ."  - William James

Warm Regards,

Todd and Danielle Millar


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